‘This is what I like’: Chelsea attacker says Thomas Tuchel has helped him become ‘dangerous’ again

Chelsea star Kai Havertz said playing in a center-forward role with other “fast” attackers around him makes him “dangerous” in the opposition penalty box.

His versatility is a big part of the 21-year-old’s game and what makes him a very interesting player in the first place.

Similar to his Bayer Leverkusen days, he has played as a centre-midfielder, a right winger, a No.10 and recently as a centre-forward since he arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz himself seems to be unsure whether he has been playing as a false nine or a No.9 in Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-3 system, but he is clearly enjoying his new role.’

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“To be honest, I don’t know!” Havertz told Chelsea’s official website.

“I play somewhere up front – number nine, number 10, something in between – to be honest, I don’t know 100 per cent.

“But I just enjoy the position right now because I feel very good there.

“I have a lot of fast strikers next to me right now, so that’s very nice and I think it’s the perfect position for me.

“I can be dangerous in the box, I can have the ball a lot and that is what I like, so right now it’s very nice for me in this position.”


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